The Place You Love Is Gone: Progress Hits Home USED BOOK
"Smart and defiant. Rich with characters and anecdote and heart. A great success." --Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book ReviewHas the futureever more people with their houses, stores, roads, and sprawlbeen wrecking your past? Melissa Holbrook Pierson, with unalloyed insight, elucidates how it feels to lose that landscape of home. In the past twenty years, like countless towns it resembles, Akron, Ohio, has lost its singularity, and much of what native-daughter Pierson loves about it. She then moves to Hoboken, New Jersey, a forgotten appendage of New Yorkuntil stockbrokers discover it. Finally, she speaks of rural areas, telling of the thousands of upstate New Yorkers displaced by city reservoirs.
A unique book uniquely of our moment: This is what it feels like to lose the place you love.
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